Top 4 security camera locations for smart home protection

A home burglary occurs every 13 seconds in the United States. Most happen in the daytime when occupants are away at school or work with the master bedroom usually the first stop.

A well-placed security camera can help to identify the criminal’s face so police can track them down.


The top 4 security camera locations for smart home protection are where most burglars enter.

  • 34% at the front door
  • 23% through first-floor windows
  • 22% at the back door
  • 15% at the garage or other first-floor entries

Finally, 4% find entry through a basement window, and 2% enter through the second floor, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

By strategically placing security cameras in these entries, you can capture the faces of the majority of intruders, making your smart home protection more effective.

For more security, install an alarm system to your smart home.


Before attempting a burglary, approximately 83% respondents said they would try to determine the presence of a security alarm, and 60% would seek an alternative target if there was an alarm on-site, according to a survey conducted by the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at UNC Charlotte in 2013.

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